Start selling online
Add an online store to your website
Create a product or service listing, upload an image, then enter the title, description, and price. That’s all it takes to start selling online.
Promoting your business and selling on social media is easy too — just sync your site with Facebook and Instagram.
Let your customers pay the way they want with different payment options, including PayPal, credit cards, and direct debit. You can also easily set up customized shipping and pickup with the built-in wizard.
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If you are creating your internet presence the classic way – with a HTML editor and CSS – or relying on tools such as a Content Management System (CMS) or a website builder, the skills required will depend heavily on your previous knowledge and experience in website design.
Working with computer languages
HTML is a markup language used to create pages on the World Wide Web with information and various features. During the early days of the internet, HTML (Hypertext Markup Language) was a very important part of designing a website, and there was no other option but to write the HTML source code yourself in order to create your own website.
Even today HTML is a fundamental element of the World Wide Web: it still has a large role to play in the core structure of a website and the written content of a site, and ultimately represents a large part of the final page that appears in the web browser. CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is the standard language for creating a website.
Content management systems and website builders
There are of course other options for website design that do not involve directly working with the source code of a site: for this purpose a Content Management System (CMS) or a website builder (also known as a website toolbox) can be used. Such software simplifies the structure and creation of a website with an easy-to-use interface that makes them suitable for web design beginners and allows the creation of a website to be done quickly and intuitively. However, such tools can at times be limited in terms of design options.
Aside from web design programs for beginners, there are various CMS that also meet professional requirements – most of these are CMS rather than website builders. Many of the well-known CMS offer a lot of freedom when designing a website, but for this you also require a certain degree of familiarization with the software. When working with a CMS the content is separated from the design, making it easier to manage. In practice, a pre-made template (a design template), which can be modified at a later point, is usually used for the design. With many CMS you can also take over the design completely, for which an external web editor is usually used.
Most of the creative possibilities are self-evident if you write the source code yourself and design your website through the use of programming languages. Nonetheless, many CMS offer an excellent variety in terms of web design. On the one hand, the CMS developers regularly update the applications and design features in keeping with modern web design. On the other hand, especially in terms of CMS, the community contributes greatly to the improvement of the tool by developing extensions, tools and templates (free or paid). It is recommend that total beginners to take advantage of the uncomplicated web builders as they are easy to use and, despite their limited functionality, are quite sufficient for the creation of many website types.
Beginners can also create an attractive website with IONOS – for this, no knowledge of HTML, CSS, or any programming language is required. Our developers have ensured that each phase of creating a website is made as easy as possible. With each one of our packages, we provide you with server capacity and your desired domain. We offer hundreds of industry-related designs and images, all you need to do is select and create your website according to your preference. The appearance of the backend, the place where all alterations take place, largely corresponds to that of the frontend.
This allows you to keep an eye on how the end result looks when you design your web pages. All it takes is the click of a mouse to activate certain elements, and then move them into the desired position. Using a versatile editor allows you to easily write a text for your site – use it to adjust the font size and make other formatting adjustments such as underlining text. In addition to this, photos, videos and links can be easily integrated. Create your own website with one of our MyWebsite packages – all of which do not require knowledge of computer languages like HTML or CSS. All you need to build a website with us is an idea, some time, and some willingness to have fun! Successful results can be seen in just a short period of time.
Yes! People assume that it costs a lot of money to build a website, but that’s simply not true. Our website builder was particularly created to help small business creating their own website fast and without previous knowledge. IONOS makes it easy and affordable. Here’s how the process works:
Step 1: Pick plan and domain
If you already own a domain, transfer it. If you don’t have one yet, we’ll help you find one. IONOS hosting plans, which include a website builder, offer extremely competitive pricing for budget-conscious business owners.
Step 2: Create your website using our website builder
Using our setup wizard, choose from one of our hundreds of website templates, which include web pages designed for many different industries. All of our templates are mobile-friendly, which means your customers can visit your site using their smartphones and tablets. Can you really get all of this from a website? Yes, you can.
Step 3: Use Web apps for a customized visitor experience
Using our Web apps, you can integrate social media, images you’ve stored in the cloud, and even online payments into your website. Let customers book appointments, track orders, watch YouTube videos, read content, and much, much more.
Bottom line: You don’t have to spend a lot of money to create a beautiful, feature-rich, and surprisingly affordable website. It’s not about how much you spend on a website – it’s about how well it works for you and your customers.
Yes! You can handle the transfer a couple of different ways. Transfer the site yourself, backed by IONOS’s tech support team, or let our professional web team take it to the next level.
If you’ve already built a website for your online business, we make it as easy as 1-2-3 to transfer your site to IONOS. You are able to test our website builder for yourself for 30 days with a money-back-guarantee.
- Pick your plan.
Browse through our plans and choose the one that fits your business. The website builder plans differs in the number of pages which you can create, the number of selectable designs and a few other features. Pick the contract term and payment schedule that works best for your business.
- Move your website to IONOS.
We make it easy to move your content to our servers and to fit it into one of our free website builder templates. If you need support during the move, we’re available 24/7.
- Transfer your domain.
Transfer your existing domain to us, and terminate your old contract. Your website is reborn, hosted by IONOS.
If you’d prefer a custom design to one of our templates, let a IONOS professional website creator transform your existing website into a knockout showcase for your business. After creating your unique website design, the IONOS team will:
Optimize your website so that search engines can find it
Your website always gets the attention it deserves when you choose a custom web design.